£80m new business, homes and well-being destination coming to Exeter and East Devon
A visionary approach to how we should live and work is being brought to life in Devon, with the purchase of the Winslade Park private estate near Exeter. Burrington Estates, the developers behind the acquisition, has a reputation for their thought leadership in property development and setting new standards in design and build quality. They are clear on their ambition for an extraordinary transformation that will re-invigorate both business and community in the area.
“Our vision is to create beautiful living and working environments, build enduring communities and improve quality of lives. Winslade Park is the perfect site to show this is possible, combining our extensive track record in commercial regeneration and the building of luxury family homes” says Mark Edworthy, Co-Founder and Group Managing Director.
The 86-acre estate and stately home is perfectly placed as an employment, residential and leisure site, next to Junction 30 of the M5, close to the airport and just 10 minutes from Exeter city centre. It will become a beacon of development best-practice, demonstrating how an historic site can be sensitively re-developed to reinvigorate the community, creating a vibrant commercial centre for many thriving businesses around the 18th Century manor house itself, alongside exemplary new homes. The intention is to create 125,000 square feet of high quality, multi-let office space, a high end business club and 150 beautiful residential homes. The development will be tastefully absorbed in the beautiful established parkland, which will be preserved and enhanced with walking and running trails, alongside leisure facilities to serve neighbouring villages, including a cricket club, football pitches, tennis courts, multiple children play areas and a new leisure centre. Much needed public transport connections and local services will be re-established, and around 1000 jobs will be created.
Co-founder Paul Scantlebury explains further, “We are proud to be bringing the iconic stately home and park back to life for a new era. We are determined to create a peerless destination in which to live, work and play and which rivals the most iconic developments around the world, right here in East Devon and Exeter. We will liaise extensively with the existing community to ensure all parts of the new park facilities are accessible and suitable for all to enjoy.”
Alongside the office space and residential homes, the ambition is to create a well-being destination with cafés, restaurants, a high end gym and spa facilities with a swimming pool, cycle spin studio, yoga studio, and hair and beauty salons. There will be many other services to maximise work and family life convenience such as a nursery, pet care, dry cleaning, small grocery and newspaper store. With an estimated £80m value, it will be an extraordinary turnaround for the property which has sat empty for five years. It was previously the headquarters of Friends Provident so has a well-established history as an important employment centre.
“We are incredibly passionate and excited about Winslade Park; we intend to deliver a stunning working, living and leisure destination in the west of England, creating legacy for the region. We are striving to create a thoughtfully designed, integrated community, centred around wellbeing, quality of life and convenience.” says Mark.
Paul Scantlebury, Co-Founder
Mark Edworthy, Co-Founder and Group Managing Director
Peter Quincey, Development Director
We are proud to be working with Devon Heaven Hampers. As well as your first set of BE house keys, when moving into your new home you will receive a Burrington Estates hamper hand delivered by our customer care team, full of delicious goodies for you to enjoy.
Celebrate with local gin, have a brew with some Devonshire tea and indulge in Georgie Porgie’s pudding. Delicately put together by Devon Heaven Hampers, providing you with scrumptious local produce for the whole family.
Devon is lucky to have many craft food & drink producers and as a nice little touch Devon Heaven also include a map showing where in Devon each brand is based. As part of our commitment to the environment we’ve worked with Devon Heaven to reduce the plastic packaging used in the new home hampers by replacing the plastic wrapped biscuits, crisps and fudge with glass bottles of South Devon Chilli Farm Sauce and Luscombe Drinks.
Devon Heaven have also improved the packaging on their own brand truffles by ditching the previously used plastic bag for a paper base one. All the items are then beautifully presented in a re-usable Burrington Jute Bag.
After hibernating during the winter, bees awaken in time to collect pollen and nectar from their preferred plants. Bees are excellent pollinators, as well as bees, we rely heavily on insect pollinators, such as, butterflies, wasps, moths, flies and even birds.
How does pollination happen?
When a pollinator lands on a flower, some of the pollen rubs off on its body, then when it visits the next plant, it transfers that pollen so pollination can happen.
A flowering plant has to be fertilised with pollen before it can make seeds and produce another plant. If this didn’t happen, we would run out of plants and food.
In our show home gardens, we encourage pollinators by planting flowers rich in nectar and pollen, why don’t you do the same?! We need to look after our brilliant bugs and insects and we can all do our bit to help them.
Why not plant flowers rich in nectar, such as lavender and bluebells, which will help bees find the food they need?
Also, be sure to choose local British honey, too, which will support our Honey bees and their beekeepers!
Leading luxury property developer, Burrington Estates, has appointed two new members to its growing team. The double hire of a Development Director and Community Manager comes at a time when the South West-based developer continues to expand, delivering on its purpose to create beautiful living and working environments, build enduring communities and improve the quality of lives.
John Harvey has been recruited to fulfil the Community Manager position whilst Peter Quincey will become Burrington Estates’ Development Director.
As Community Manager, John will be responsible for liaising with internal and external stakeholders for Burrington Estates. Internally, he will be encouraging and nurturing the interaction between the extended Burrington Estates family. Here, buyers, renters, partners and suppliers are invited to network with one another to grow an enduring community that will cultivate mutually beneficial business relationships, as well as meaningful personal connections. Externally, John will also be focused on expanding and growing the lasting legacy of the brand through community engagement, striving to create long-term and strong bonds within the local communities that stretch across the full breadth of the Burrington Estates portfolio.
John has strong links in the local Exeter community, as he held the position of City Centre Manager for 19 years where he was instrumental in helping successfully deliver the Princesshay scheme; a regeneration that led to the dramatic transformation of Exeter City Centre in 2007. Following this, John has also sat for a period as an Exeter City Councillor.
Burrington Estates has always planned to have a dedicated community liaison function within their team to continually explore the thoughts and ideas of the community, maximising the benefit of their developments and delivering a lasting legacy. John will be producing a strategic plan to be implemented across Burrington Estates’ entire portfolio which will focus on growing relationships on a local level. He has already begun making connections by reaching out to community groups and individuals at locations across Devon, and endeavours to continue to do so to make this role as collaborative as possible.
John Harvey, Community Manager, said:
“Working with communities to nurture relationships and understand their needs is a deep-rooted passion of mine. I’m incredibly excited to be joining the most go-ahead of regional developers, to help them nurture their internal community to become an even greater contributor to communities across the region and to ensure the Burrington legacy delivers community benefits for years to come.”
Co-Founder of Burrington Estates, Paul Scantlebury, said:
“From Burrington Estates’ inception, the ambition has been to create a community-focused role within the team as community engagement is integral to every project we undertake. When searching for the right person to fit the Community Manager role, John was not only the strongest candidate in terms of experience and knowledge but the best fit in terms of relationship building and personal integrity. We have yet to meet someone more dedicated to benefiting the community and delivering projects that everyone can be proud of. He’s without a doubt, perfect for this role.”
Peter Quincey has also been appointed to the growing Burrington Estates team as Development Director. Peter is a chartered planning and development surveyor with 15 years of experience. During this time, Peter has successfully delivered a wide range of commercial, leisure and residential projects working with both private and public sector organisations. As Development Director, Peter will be responsible for managing Burrington Estates’ commercial portfolio and delivering new projects from land assembly through to planning, construction and sales.
As Director at Grenadier Estates, Peter was responsible for the full development management process on residential and commercial projects. His role for Grenadier challenged the norm within the development industry as the ethos of the company was to achieve high quality with a strong sustainable focus. Prior to this, Peter was responsible for the development of the Exeter Science Park, which included bringing the MET office and other significant businesses into the complex.
Peter Quincey, Development Director, said:
“What attracted me to Burrington Estates is their proactive nature and ability to move at pace but without ever compromising on quality – something I have witnessed being delivered consistently across their diverse portfolio of high quality projects across the region. From residential, office, student accommodation, light industrial and more, they are constantly pushing the boundaries and will never compromise on quality.
In a relatively short time, Burrington Estates has achieved an impressive and growing reputation across the South West and I’m really keen to be bringing my experience into the mix to become a part of their ongoing and upcoming projects.”
Founder and Group Managing Director of Burrington Estates, Mark Edworthy, said:
“At Burrington Estates, we are always striving to add the very best talent to our team so we can continue to deliver outstanding projects and deliver on our purpose to create beautiful living and working environments, build enduring communities and improve the quality of lives. With the addition of Peter, we can continue our expansion further. His undoubted experience and knowledge in both high specification sustainable housing and commercial investment will prove invaluable, and he will be a tremendous asset to the development team. With our aims and ambitions for the future aligned, having Peter onboard will allow us to confidently embark on the next phase of our vision for our organisation.”
Land opposite Hay Hill Close in Fowey, Cornwall, is set for residential development by award-winning developer, Burrington Estates New Homes, following the acquisition of an area of land.
The 4 acre site on the edge of the town has outline planning permission for a collection of 46, two, three, four and five bedroom new homes. 23 homes will be marketed as affordable homes in partnership with a local housing provider.
Burrington Estates New Homes will sensitively design the homes to be in-keeping with the surrounding coastal architecture. Exceptional quality and specification is included as standard within all of the new homes, with each property. Fowey adds to the expanding portfolio of the developer, who have previously completed a collection of homes in Shortlanesend and are currently selling their last remaining homes in Trispen, Truro.
As part of their work on the development, Burrington Estates New Homes will provide financial support for educational facilities at the local primary school. The developer will work with the community to ensure disruption is kept to a minimum during build. Work is expected to begin in early 2020.
The new homes are ideally located within easy access into the harbour town, while providing commuter routes to St Austell and Truro, both of which benefit from mainline trains to Plymouth, Exeter, Bristol and London Paddington. Nearby amenities include doctors surgeries, pharmacies, good schools, boutique shops and independent restaurants and pubs.
Colin Palmer, Managing Director at Burrington Estates New Homes, commented: “Fowey is a fantastic location situated within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The team and I are excited to be bringing a collection of new homes to the area, which will help respond to the need for housing in the region and enhance the local community.”
To register an interest in the homes coming to Fowey in 2020, visit www.burringtonestates.com/new-homes/fowey.